TJX has long been committed to pursuing initiatives that are smart for our business and good for the environment. We operate a growing, international business and in 2015, were pleased to increase our global store count by over 215 stores. We understand that our growth may result in annual increases in our environmental footprint, including our absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. We will continue to focus on meaningful initiatives that help reduce our environmental impacts and actively demonstrate our ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.1
Energy Efficiency: reducing the use of electricity and natural gas
Business Operations: reducing our logistics’ fuel consumption where possible and evaluating best practices for new construction, building operations and maintenance
Waste Management: reducing the amount of waste we generate, reusing items when we can, and recycling items that we can't reuse
Disclosure: improving our disclosure of environmental data through our CDP response and mapping of our corporate responsibility website to the Global Reporting Initiative index
We also remain focused on ways to further engage our Associates on environmental issues, as we believe that environmental sustainability initiatives are increasingly important to both current and prospective Associates and that the more we collaborate across the organization, the better our program will be. As we continue to evolve our program, we are focused on integrating best practices across our global organization and improving our measurement and reporting activities.
In 2014, we established our second GHG reduction target. Our goal is to reduce our global GHG emissions per dollar of revenue by 30% by 2020, against a 2010 baseline. We are pleased to report that we are on track with our 2020 goal.
1 2015 environmental information does not include data from Trade Secret in Australia.